Friday Fictioneers — The Caboose

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Get ready, Sundance,” Butch said. “The train’s approaching.”

Sundance put down his binoculars and said, “I see it, but it’s just a bunch of freight cars filled with coal. You said the mining company’s payroll would be on that train.”

“They probably have it in a safe in the caboose,” Butch said.

Sundance picked up his binoculars. “I don’t see a caboose on that train.”

“Gotta be,” Butch said. “All trains have cabooses.”

“Maybe in the States,” Sundance said, “But we’re in goddam Bolivia.”

“Okay, mount up,” Butch said. “There’s a small bank in town we can hit this afternoon.”

(100 words)


Written for this weeks Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Jennifer Pendergast

23 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — The Caboose

  1. Mason Bushell August 7, 2020 / 11:34 am

    Very good for so few words. I’d like to see you do the bank robbery with the next 100!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. James Pyles August 7, 2020 / 9:01 pm

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Just read a story about the Cisco Kid. Westerns rule.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Eugenia Parrish Author August 8, 2020 / 10:04 am

    Must be the desert in the distance. We’ve got some good western stories here — but this is the one that made me laugh out loud! Good job.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. msjadeli August 8, 2020 / 7:46 pm

    They shouldn’t quit their day jobs. Which they probably don’t have.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Bill August 9, 2020 / 1:26 am

    You caught that relationship just right. Good one.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. leigha66 August 9, 2020 / 1:03 pm

    Back in the day when trains actually had a caboose. Good story!

    Liked by 1 person

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